Iran great Javad Nekounam signs up as Carlos Queiroz's assistant
Iran great Javad Nekounam signs up as Carlos Queiroz's assistant

Javad Nekounam, Iran`s most-capped international and former skipper, has been appointed assistant manager of the three-times Asian champions.

U-turn in Queiroz drama, stays as Iran coach
U-turn in Queiroz drama, stays as Iran coach

The saga of Carlos Queiroz`s time in charge of the Iranian national side has taken a fresh twist with the Portuguese coach making a sudden u-turn to lead the team`s 2018 World Cup campaign.

Carlos Queiroz stopped from leaving Iran over tax
Carlos Queiroz stopped from leaving Iran over tax

Iran`s outgoing coach Carlos Queiroz was stopped from flying out of the country Saturday over tax matters, media reports said, forcing his players to leave Tehran for Europe without him.

Asian Cup: Iran want life ban for Aussie referee Ben Williams
Asian Cup: Iran want life ban for Aussie referee Ben Williams

A top Iranian official on Sunday called for a life ban for Australian referee Ben Williams after a bungling display in their tempestuous Asian Cup quarter-final loss to Iraq.

Does ref sleep at night? Carlos Queiroz asks
Does ref sleep at night? Carlos Queiroz asks

Carlos Queiroz asked how referee Ben Williams can sleep at night and said he was considering his future in the game after 10-man Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday.

Asian Cup: Iraq stun 10-man Iran in penalties thriller to enter semis
Asian Cup: Iraq stun 10-man Iran in penalties thriller to enter semis

Salam Shakir scored the winning spot-kick as Iraq stunned 10-man Iran 7-6 on penalties to reach the Asian Cup semis in a match of high drama between the arch-rivals on Friday.

Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals
Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals

Bitter rivals Iran and Iraq square off in a potentially explosive Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra on Friday with the coaches of both teams urging players to keep their emotions in check.

Asian Cup: Ref rage proves costly for Honda, Queiroz
Asian Cup: Ref rage proves costly for Honda, Queiroz

Japan`s star playmaker Keisuke Honda and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz have been hit with thousands of dollars in fines for criticising referees in outbursts at the Asian Cup.

Asian Cup: Sardar Azmoun stunner sends Iran into last eight
Asian Cup: Sardar Azmoun stunner sends Iran into last eight

Sardar Azmoun`s brilliant solo goal earned Iran a 1-0 win over Qatar and a place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals alongside United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

Iran, UAE eye Asian Cup last eight
Iran, UAE eye Asian Cup last eight

Iran have the Asian Cup quarter-finals in their sights on Thursday as they take on a Qatar side who are fighting to stay in the tournament.

`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees
`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz bit his tongue about Asian Cup referees on Wednesday under the watchful eye of tournament organisers following his outburst earlier this week.

Iran look to address Asian Cup drought
Iran look to address Asian Cup drought

Asia`s top-ranked team Iran will set out to end a four-decade Asian Cup drought when they take on Bahrain in Melbourne on Sunday.

Least-prepared Iran seek fourth Asian Cup title
Least-prepared Iran seek fourth Asian Cup title

Iran are hoping a disrupted build-up will not dent their chances of ending an almost 40-year Asian Cup drought, as Carlos Queiroz`s men look to bounce back from World Cup disappointment.

Roy Keane admits to Peter Schmeichel brawl in new book
Roy Keane admits to Peter Schmeichel brawl in new book

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has revealed he once left team-mate Peter Schmeichel with a black eye following a pre-season brawl, in extracts from his autobiography released on Monday.

Carlos Queiroz to coach Iran through to 2018 World Cup
Carlos Queiroz to coach Iran through to 2018 World Cup

Portugal`s Carlos Queiroz has signed a four-year contract extension to stay on as Iran coach until the 2018 World Cup.

Carlos Queiroz challenge for South Africa

Salary demands could be a stumbling block to former Real Madrid manager Carlos Queiroz rejoining South Africa for a second spell as national coach.

Bosnia defeat sends Iran crashing at World Cup

Edin Dzeko weighed in with a first-half goal as Bosnia-Herzegovina knocked Iran out of the World Cup with a 3-1 win in Salvador on Wednesday.

FIFA must allow replays to help refs: Queiroz

FIFA must allow referees to use television replays to officiate matches or risk sending teams home from future World Cup finals because of bad decisions, says Iran coach Carlos Queiroz.

``Geniuses beat workers`` but Iran coach proud

Upstarts Iran were undone by a last-gasp moment of magic from Argentina`s Lionel Messi in their World Cup Group F thriller on Saturday, a game coach Carlos Queiroz described as a battle between geniuses and workers.

Iran need `outstanding` match against Messi - Queiroz

Iran`s World Cup clash with Lionel Messi`s Argentina in Belo Horizonte is the most "eagerly anticipated" in the country`s history, coach Carlos Queiroz said Friday.